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The Best Fishing Times: Determining the Best Time to Be on the Water Fishing

There is a lot of information out there concerning the best time to be on the water fishing. There are various “apps”, books, and subscriptions that show you the most likely times that fish will be feeding, thus showing you the best fishing times. The problem with most of these solutions to determining the best fishing times is that they cost money, in some cases quite a lot of money. While many of these products are effective and are useful tools at helping you to determine the best time to be on the water fishing, for most anglers they simply aren’t…

Pinecrest Lake: The Best Fishing in the Motherlode Foothills

Summertime is fishing time in my parent’s rural town. A little town where I spent much of my childhood hiking, fishing, and camping. In the Motherlode, fishing is a way of life; it is a beloved hobby. With so many lakes in the region and rivers flowing throughout the foothills, fishing spots are abound, but none are as great as Pinecrest Lake. Pinecrest Lake is just 30 minutes from Sonora, CA, a rural gold mining town at the base of the foothills. The lake boasts a four mile hiking trail around the lake, camping sites, boat and kayak rentals, and…

Horrifying Travel Experiences? Be Sure to Thoroughly Review, Before You Decide to Stay

After having spent the past few years traveling throughout Europe with my family, I have learned a few key lessons about traveling. One of the foremost being: thoroughly review a facility before you decide to stay the night there. We were up Norway sightseeing for our summer vacation. As always, mom had already researched and booked places for us to stay during our travels. In most cases, it was a hostel or perhaps a hotel, depending on what type of area we were in. Well this time it was just a little hostel ran by a middle aged woman. Everything…

Camping and Fishing at Moncove Lake State Park

A Great Destination for Hiking, Camping, Fishing and More! In the far southeast of corner of West Virginia lies Moncove Lake State Park. Situated on over 800 acres in the mountains near the Virginia border Moncove Lake State Park provides a great setting for a relaxing family vacation as it is located near endless attractions and activities. Moncove Lake State Park is named after the 140 acre lake that provides fishing, boating, and other recreational pursuits. Moncove Lake provides fishing for bass, bluegill, and other game fish as well as being stocked seasonally with trout. The lake has a 5 horsepower motor restriction, and…

Pet Travel Option on Board a Delta Flight: Checked Luggage

There are many convenient pet travel options available to owners who wish to travel with their pets. Although no one wants to view their pet as a piece of luggage, passengers can book their pet onto a Delta flight as checked luggage. Read on to learn how to choose the checked luggage option for your pet on board a Delta flight. Delta Pet Travel Delta Airlines accepts domestic pets such as cats, dogs, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs and rabbits as checked luggage. However, primates such as lemurs, monkeys, gorillas and chimpanzees are not allowed to travel as checked luggage on…

Rainbow Trout Fishing – Spinning Techniques for the Ultralight Angler

I started fishing for rainbow trout more than twenty five years ago when my best friends father would take him and I out fishing on the rivers and streams of Central Pennsylvania and many of the lessons that I learned from this man all of those years ago have stuck with me to this very day. This man was an ultralight fisherman, which meant that he used a very small, lightweight rod and reel and very light fishing line. This was a method of fishing that I was unfamiliar with at the time, but ultralight fishing was a technique that I quickly…

Summer Travel Destination: Aspen, Colorado

While best known as a top notch skiing and snowboarding haven, Aspen, Colorado, has much to offer once the snow melts. The scenic mountain landscape and temperate climate, with summer highs averaging in the 70’s, create the perfect environment to enjoy a myriad of summer activities. Adventure sports abound in the Aspen region. From hiking and mountain biking, kayaking and whitewater rafting, to mountain climbing and paragliding, Aspen offers the best in extreme sports. There are numerous outfitters in Aspen that rent gear and offer guided tours for all experience levels. There are three golf courses in the area, the Aspen Golf Club, the…

Travel to Berlin Prenzlauer Berg

I recently spent a few hectic weeks in Berlin. Though it wasn’t a surprise to the locals, I found myself in the middle of the real Berlin scene. This little patch of the world is a gem in the concrete. A hip, cool neighborhood. Prenzlauer berg… it’s all here. Located in the eastern part of the city, this community is known for being bohemian and trendsetting but I must say, It’s so hip in that understated way, I felt as though I was in on a secret. I strolled down Kastanienallee. Into Bracas coffee shop. It’s relaxed and unpretentious vibe…

Travel Horror Story

Held at Gunpoint My travel horror story happened a while ago but I remember it like yesterday. My family and I were on a mission’s trip to Mexico. We were heading back to the States from visiting an orphanage in Aguascalientes… I saw a check point coming up and thought nothing of it. It was just like all the other ones we’d been through, or so I thought. However, when we got up to it, instead of being passed through we were stopped. Several men, armed with machine guns, surrounded the van. One of the men said something in Spanish…

What to Pack when Traveling with Kids

Locate drug and grocery stores close to your hotel. They are your cheap source for water, snacks, diapers and milk. Carry some low-sugar snacks for the trip as well. Reserve a microwave, skip the fridge if there is a minibar. Book a pack n play. Pack your child’s meds, including painkiller/fever reducer, teething pain relief, gas relief, sunblock and topical antihistamine. TSA allows meds, milk and juice more than 3.4 oz in carry on bags. Carry a few favorite (small) toys, games, books, and some new cheap toys as well. Pack activity books, crayons and stickers for toddlers and up. Many kid-friendly hotels have…

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